What a week! This was our week of semester exams at school, and school is officially over until January. I do have to go in for a teacher workday on Monday, but after that, Christmas is ON! I still have a little shopping to do, but not much. And I haven't wrapped a single present yet.
We are almost finished with decorating the house. Here is a close up of the beaded fruit decorations on the Hall Tree that I posted a few days ago:
I just love the grapes and pomegranates.
The next photo is of the Kitchen Tree. The quilt hanging on the wall was a gift from my mother about 15 years ago. It makes an appearance every year. The little reindeer plates in the plate rack were a gift from my niece.
I love this tree! Look how we decorate it every year:
It is draped with wooden cranberry beads, laced with ribbon, and hung with toy food and cookware from a children's cooking set. We hot-glued the ornament hangers directly to the back of the toys. This is the seventh or eighth year we've had this tree and the children (and me!) love it.
I have something to run through the pleater, fifty loads of laundry, and a special shopping trip to do today. I'm hoping, really hoping, to get in some sewing time before midnight.
Enjoy your day.